Paris, Brussels, …?
March 25, 2016
On Tuesday, a series of bombings occurred at the Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels. Today, according to the French Interior Minister, an anti-terror raid in Argenteuil successfully foiled plans of another bombing in Paris. The next major attacks are planned for Germany. My next weekend trip, I am going to Berlin – it will be interesting to evaluate the atmosphere there as compared to Paris.
Interviews with top rung Belgian officials, including the foreign minister, and European analysts, have taken over the evening news. The Eiffel tower lit up at night in the colors of the Belgian flag as a show of solidarity. Security has visibly tightened once again.
The only thing left to do is to stay vigilant and make sure your program and family can easily contact you. I would not discourage anyone from studying abroad in Europe – hiding will not achieve anything.